*Knitting intensifies*

Sep. 18th, 2017 12:11 am
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Game today was excellent! We had some cool combat stuff with some traumatic Confusion hijinx, got a bet brain, and probably went to participate in/start a riot. I hope someone remembered the spoon!

I also got a fair bit further o my chart. I am now into my third box of beads - probably 4 was an overestimate, but I guess this chart and the next are incredibly heavily beaded, so maybe not? I have about 1/2 charts left to go, If I have less than 1/4 of this box left when I'm done I'll feel vindicated for my overcautiousness, but if I have more than than I'l just feel silly. So we'll see. I'm very definitely at the 'want to just knit until it's done' stage, which is unfortunate because my knitting time is rather limited :(

Worked on more tag mod stuff tonight... and now, sleep! We have an extra dog this week, which means I have to get up extra early, bleh. I should be sleeping already, probably.
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"Why the fuck is there an entry in Activity Monitor for "Google Chrome Helper" that's taking up ~98% CPU?!?"

Steps to resolve:

* In Chrome, go to Window > Task Manager, or to [menu dots thing] > More Tools > Task Manager.
* Sort the list by CPU descending.
* Find whatever is making that top entry so horrible and kill it.

In my specific case, it's this entry:

Subframe: http:__hanstrackr[dot]com

It's correct in the CTM. I just don't want folk accidentally clicking it.

I googled on "hanstracker" and got a thread that suggested disabling a couple of specific extensions. The one I disabled that entirely removed this entry was Flatbook. It might be because the hanstracker[dot]com site appears to be down. Regardless, I uninstalled the extension and left annoyed noises on the extension in the Chrome store, because don't do that.

another busy weekend

Sep. 16th, 2017 11:24 pm
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I went to the Powwow at the museum today, and it was fun! I mostly wanted to go to some of the workshops and talks and such, but I missed a few of them. I caught the end of the one on the medicine wheel, and the end of the one on traditional harvest stuff. I did catch the whole one on traditional food, but a native dietitian, which was neat, and most of the one on corn as well, and in general I learned a lot throughout the day, which was my goal. The only things I bought were a taco and some quilt raffle tickets for one of the indigenous support services places that has some cool programs.

Then I came home and fell asleep for a while, because it was quiet and I hadn't had tea (and I even survived the day without much of a caffeine headache, wooh!) The kids were having a sleepover, which meant pizza for dinner, and then I did a little bit of RP for Underworld, and a whooole lot of tag modding for Yuletide! We've gone through maybe... 1/3 of the tags, but we start with the easy stuff so that doesn't mean too much. I'll do some more before or after game, or both. But for now, I'm ired and my allergies are acting up (I hope), so it is bedtime!

Blogging from work!

Sep. 14th, 2017 11:32 am
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Naughty naughty, I know...

I'm waiting for my anitvirus to tell me that a program is safe to install, even though I know it is :p

A Big Thing is happening at work after literally years of negotiation! It is exciting!

My hair is green! Well, part of it... (image below cut) )

Tonight is poutine and kitting!

Someone left me kudos on this story form Jukebox a few years ago and it reminded me how much I love it. I think this might be one of the best stories I've come up with, though probably the actual writing could be improved in some areas:

Embers Just Waiting for Breath (7306 words) by Measured_Words
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fire in the Head - Sharon Knight (Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters
Additional Tags: Bards, Storytelling, Songs, Bechdel Test Pass, Fae & Fairies, Ordeals, Faustian Bargain, Madness, Megaliths, Rituals, Fire, Pilgrimage, Folklore
Summary:

Efa goes to the Giant's Chair
To make a Feyre pact...

The greenening!

Sep. 13th, 2017 11:32 pm
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My hair has been engreened! Just the underneath.

I've tried to green my hair in several previous occasions, but this is the first time I've dared to bleach it. So far so good, though it is still wet and I'm not blowdrying it twice in one night! But I am pretty excited.

Work was dumb and annoying today but I persevered.

I think that's it! Tomorrow is poutine and knitting. Not at the same time.

Tuesday

Sep. 13th, 2017 12:06 am
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I did some things are work today but it was mostly pointless. We got an AED though, and had a little walkthrough on how to use it. Though really it tells you what to do so it isn't so bad.

We ordered from a Korean/Japanese place tonight and it was tasty! Tomorrow I have an errand to run out in the work side of town, so I'll be late getting hme and may wind up just grabbing something while I'm out. And the day after that is knitting, and I'm going to get poutine!

There are Coyotes down by the rover. The river that is across the street beyond a vacant overgrown meadow/lot. There are coyotes basically across the street from my house. I saw one there last yer once, but this was *multiple*. They've been going *nuts* every time there there are sirens. I'll have to be careful when I take the dogs out, though it is usually light enough on either side of the day that it shouldn't be too much of a problem. One of the neighbours is going to call the nature conservancy that owns the river parks, so maybe they can put up signs and warn other people.... There are far too many outdoor cats in this area. I mean with the river right there, I would think it is a bad idea period but the weather has been so mild this past year that the coyotes were pretty much an inevitability. I do think my neighbour is correct that it means there aren't as many people living along the river this year, so that's.... probably good? Assuming it is because they have somewhere else to go!

If you are interested, remind me and I will post a pic of the street so you can get a better sense of the proximities. It's dark out now though. And I'm off to bed!

Monday

Sep. 12th, 2017 12:04 am
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Spent a bunch of time at work scanning an ice cream paddle. I mean testing new software :V

Tonight was a Fuck Squad night! We explored a dungeon. Which was less kinky than it sounds, all things considered :V

I found out that some on my fav in game LARP characters got retired after I left game for the weekend, and I has a sad about missing that :( Ahh well, it can generate more RP, I suppose.

And now, bed!

changing it up!

Sep. 10th, 2017 11:20 pm
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This was a larp weekend! Technically the next game is in two weeks, but I've already told myself no. I'm going away to Toronto for the weekend with Nary the following weekend, and then back to Toronto with geek girls folks the weekend after *that* (just a day trip though). That's too many weekends away, I think, and too close together. ON the other hand, what's one more? :V

We're on our final storyline for Thirteen, and I'm sad :/ I really liked that game! But I think the GM was finding it hard to sustain, in terms of coming up with stories, and not get sidetracked into worldbuilding. So we're going to go back to Adventure World and do something set in that campaign world's early history. I think it is going to be sort of another kingdom-level game too, like the Scaermar game I was in a few years ago in College Station. We're using the Game of Thrones RPG rules this time, which will be interesting. Our GM is going to need to write up a lot of stuff, so we'll see how that goes ;) Another option that was tossed around was going back to Ashland, but I don't think we have the right mix of players for it, unfortunately. I'm not really sre we have enough players for this new game either, but I guess we'll see.

In non-gaming news.... I bleached the underside of my hair on a whim! Longpig was doing her roots, but since she basically has no hair these days there was a loooot of bleach left over. So hey! Now the underside of my hair is blond. Not platinum blond, because my hair doesn't do that, but really frickin' blond comparatively. I'll try and get a picture tomorrow when it is all dry. Next step - get some good green hair dye, or mix up some green and black, maybe..... I'm going to try and get to Sally Beauty some day after work this week, assuming they are open late enough! Otherwise, it'll be the weekend.

For now though - bedtime! I'm still wrecked from LARP @_@

Well, she's back

Sep. 10th, 2017 01:00 pm
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Hello internet, it's good to see you again.

It's been a stressful month or so - take moving house, combine it with computer problems and a short stay in hospital and oh it's nice to be sitting down on my couch, a cat next to me and just relaxing.

I'm doing ok but I don't want to talk about it.

New house is starting to feel like home. It's still new and a little weird and as strange as it sounds, it doesn't smell the same. Although in all fairness, I haven't really spent much time here but I'm hoping over the next week I'll start to settle in.

J's been having great fun with some DIY projects and he's got quite the list of jobs he wants to get accomplished, big manchild with a toolbox that he is! We've also got some decorating to finish off so it's going to be busy couple of week especially with S starting her new job this month but it's also all very exciting and I'm looking forward to it.

Tiny Water Lilies

Sep. 8th, 2017 11:40 pm
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5 x 7" acrylic on heavy cotton paper. These were started as a demo in class; I finished them the next day just because I wanted to.

Tattoos, Hair, and Books

Sep. 8th, 2017 04:47 pm
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So since we've chatted, I've been a blonde (below) and am now a redhead (above). In the span of a week, no less. I got inspired while watching Game of Thrones (I'm on Season 4 so no spoilers, please) by all the beautiful reds, particularly my favorite, Melisandre. I'm also growing my pixie cut back out so that's fun (insert sarcasm). I thought trying to grow a pixie out was bad but growing out a buzzcut is pretty awful, too.

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Side note, my new favorite treat is Orange Sherbet and Sierra Mist

I had a wonderful 36th birthday last week. It was wonderful as in the best birthday I've ever had. I was showered with sugar treats, pumpkin everything, two cakes, a massage, concert tickets, and a new tattoo. Speaking of, I went back to Shannon at Black Arrow, and she blew me away again. I had her do the Woodruff-Fontaine House in Memphis which is where Kelly and I were married. It's so beautiful, special, and itchy right now. Hah. I want to go back and see Shannon again in October.
I can't stop, and she does the best work.

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Embracing my fat girl arms and planning on having them eventually partially covered with half sleeves if that's a thing? I just want both upper arms covered.

Kelly and I are getting ready to spend a night at the
Lemp Mansion in St. Louis next week (we've got a doctor's appointment). I'm really excited. We're staying in the Lavender Suite which looks beautiful. It's supposedly haunted, but I don't believe in that kind of thing unless I have an experience. I'm more excited about the history and how beautiful it is. I was talking to my Grandma recently, and when I mentioned the hotel, she said every Sunday after church, her and my Grandfather would go to the restaurant in the basement for their fried chicken dinner. They still serve it there family style, but it won't be a Sunday so we won't get to try that.

The weather has been ridiculously amazing lately here. It's been fall like, and I'm loving it. I got to wear these Hush Puppies for the first time that I found super cheap at the thrift last year. I love them. They make me feel ass kicking and feminine. They also remind me of the 90's. I found the same style in red that were on sale s
o I will soon own them in red! I want them in every color and pattern. Hmph. I'm going to have to eventually invest in some more. Does anyone have any sworn by suede protector that I should use?
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In other recent, consumer news, I finally found a Halloween banner and ordered it! I really have wanted one for my kitchen to leave up year round because, hello, it's always Halloween in my heart. I thought this one was perfect from
Bedlam Supply Co., and they had a sale going on, too. 

hallloweengarland







 
 
  • I just recently remembered when that when I was a kid in St. Louis, I would get crazy excited eating on the floating McDonald's boat down by the Arch so I googled it and found this article reminiscing.  I then started thinking of how excited I would get to go to Famous Barr for Breakfast with Santa.  I have to get this book , this one about lost St. Louis treasures (which features the McDonald's boat), and maybe this one too that looks like a Roadside America book on St. Louis. I consider the south my home now, but I do still have a lot of deep memories of the city I was born/have spent so much time in.
  • I have a massage scheduled for tonight for the first time in forever, and I can't tell you how excited I am about it!  
  • Hair Chronicles:  I always have hair chronicles, you all.  I want to keep the top longer/grow out my pixie, but I'm about to shave up the sides. I'm stewing on it and staring at pictures of bad ass women with short hair to inspire me, as always.  Stay tuned.  If someone doesn't like my hair, I always say, "Wait a week."  
  • I finished Twin Peaks.  Overall, I loved it, but the last episode I had feelings about.  I wasn't really a fan of that last episode (last five minutes especially), but I'm sad Twin Peaks is done forever.  It will always be one of my favorite shows.  


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Today was the first day of a new class session, always taxing for me because I never know what to expect.

One of my students, at the end of class, told me she'd be back next week and that for her, that was saying a LOT, because she kept trying classes and not liking them and just not returning after the first session. O.o

You never know what you'll say that will tip the scales one way or another. I think it was the story I told about my first experiences in art class in college and how awful my first paintings were -- and they were. I said something about it all being learned skills, and if it weren't there'd be no such thing as art school. For me that's just how I talk about things; for her it seems to have been an affirmation that she didn't need some mystical ~talent in order to come and have fun with this stuff.

reprise

Sep. 7th, 2017 11:45 pm
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Today was just as stupid as yesterday at work, and possibly more so. Bleh.

But I got all my stuff together for LARP, got a bit of knitting done, and did some long-overdue wrangling.

I don't even know

Sep. 6th, 2017 11:49 pm
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Work was stressful today - we started getting alerts and warning s about problems with out network storage. We've been planning to transition off of it but haven't yet, probably for Reasons. So I had to flail around and try and figure out how to back things up, and where, and what another solution could be. We did have a little private cloud NAS server thing just kicking around (the tech at my work is really ridiculous in some ways), but I haven't figured out how to set it up on the network so that people can actually get to it.

Tonight I made sugar cookie bars that I got a recipe from via yulechat folks (thanks [profile] donusweeper!), and unpinned the shawl I blocked and finished p the baby sweater for my cousin. Which I *need* to mail tomorrow if it has the slightest chance of arriving on time....so we'll see I guess. I need a card and some kind of wrapping or bag, which I can get tomorrow at loblaws I guess. I also need a few other things like tea for work, and some larp things. We're having an in-game crafting competition? I'm not really sure how that is supposed to work, but hey, sure!

I also futzes around with yarn and needles for my next in-game project, which is socks. Worsted weight bootsocks, basically. I'm settling on a pattern, but first I need to figure out how big they need to be.

Uuuuhhh... I feel like I *was* going to write something here hat was actual *thoughts* and not just a catalogue of things I did, but they're gone now. Such is my life.

Thanks to the folk who tumbld at me that I am stardust and they love me! But I'm not sure there are ten people on tumblr who even know who I am and that's just an awkward meme to continue <3

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